Beat the Heat at These Top 4 Texas Water Parks

When on vacation, there’s no better way to beat the Texas heat than at one of the state’s water parks. There’s plenty to choose from; it all comes down to what you’re looking for! Food and drinks, lazy rivers, multistory water slides, and more can be found at these locations in Texas.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels


One of the states largest water parks, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is the company’s original location, and with over 70 acres filled with attractions, it’s easy to see why this park is a must for locals during the summer months. It boasts 51 attractions, ranging in intensity from a lazy river circling one of the sections to an uphill water coaster. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or looking to unwind, Schlitterbahn has something for the whole family.

Hawaiian Falls Roanoke

Located in Roanoke, Texas (a short drive from Dallas and Fort Worth), Hawaiian Falls Roanoke is a smaller park that still offers big fun. In addition to offering state-of-the-art rides and attractions, it also has reservable cabanas, which make a great place to keep your family cool in the shade. Sit in the cabana and have a drink while the kids go play, or join them in one of the park’s many attractions. And with Roanoke’s selection of hotels, you can turn the trip into a multiday affair!

Pirate’s Bay

Located near Houston, Pirate’s Bay is a city-run water park that boasts both body slides and ones that use mats or tubes, a bowl where you can reach 40 mph, and more that will keep your family going all day. There’s a water play structure for the little ones, a wave pool, and a long lazy river for unwinding after the thrills of the slides. It also offers private pavilions for your group to relax, special seasonal events, and even swim lessons. Pirate’s Bay has a little something for everyone, so make sure to stop by this hidden gem of a park on your next family trip.

White Water Bay

A part of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, White Water Bay is located in San Antonio and has all the grand attractions you would expect of a Six Flags park. Two pools (one with waves, one without) and a western-styled water playground keep the kids busy, while older family members can enjoy one of many slides or raft rides, including the “world’s steepest water slide.” White Water Bay has plenty of fun for the whole family, plus as an added bonus it’s attached to the Six Flags park, which of course offers roller coasters and thrill rides. After a long day of walking around in the heat, what could be better than a refreshing water slide?

These are just a few of Texas’ many water park offerings. All over the state, there are parks big and small with plenty to offer the whole family. Whether you like the high-thrill slides, the calm and relaxing lazy rivers, or prefer to stay dry in a cabana or pavilion, there’s sure to be something to make your day.


Author: Vinz

Vinz is a part-time travel blogger, part-time digital marketing specialist, and full-time dreamer. He loves the photographic medium for expressing what he loves about life. He always finds himself lost during travel. But he loves unfamiliar territories and finding his way around. Aside from his taste for adventure, he loves two things while traveling - meeting new friends and food.

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